News

November 2, 2012

National Veterinary Accreditation Program: Apply For, Reinstate, or Renew Your Accreditation

Veterinarians who want to write Certificates of Veterinary Inspection to certify animals for domestic and international movement must comply with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's National Veterinary Accreditation Program.

October 31, 2012

Wellness Natural Pet Food for Dogs and Cats Recalls Select 12 lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food Due to Moisture Issues

Wellness Natural Pet Food for Dogs and Cats has recalled its 12 lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of August 18, 2013. A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than called for.

October 25, 2012

Sleek and Sassy Pet Bird and Small Pet Animal Food Recalled: Possible Salmonella Contamination

Wildwood Seed & Specialties of Monroe, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of their Sleek and Sassy brand bird and small animal foods that contain raw in-shell peanuts. These products contain peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

October 18, 2012

Yoghund Organic Banana & Peanut Butter Flavor Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Recalled: Salmonella Concerns

TBD Brands, LLC has recalled Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats. This is a cautionary action, as these products contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of Sunland, Inc.of Portales, NM, for possible Salmonella contamination. Although there have been no reported incidents of human or animal illnesses in connection with their product, the company has elected to recall all case product of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier, cup and four pack Best By Date of 9.24.14 or earlier.

October 17, 2012

Boots and Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears & Boots and Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella

Kasel Associated Industries is recalling its Boots and Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots and Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products are sold at Target stores.

October 14, 2012

Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

October 8, 2012

Report on FTC Hearing on Pet Medications

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conducted a one-day public workshop on Oct. 2 in Washington, DC, to examine several issues related to pet medications and veterinary prescriptions. The workshop included three panel discussions. A synopsis of each panel and the OVMA comments as directed to the FTC on each topic follows.

October 8, 2012

Support VOTE PAC

With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.

October 4, 2012

Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Recalled: Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product was distributed to Sam's Club stores in several states. Not originally distributed to Oregon.

October 2, 2012

ZuPreem Bird Food Recalled Due to Excess Calcium Levels

ZuPreem®, under parent company Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the 11/30/13 and the 11/13 expiration date codes of ZuPreem Medium/Large and Large FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods. This voluntary recall is being initiated because two lots may contain calcium levels higher than the recommended level.